Jobs and Economy

Hawley, Gardner Partner on Coronavirus Economic Recovery Plan to Put Workers First

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) have announced they will team up on a plan, Rehire America, to help workers and businesses recover and strengthen over the coming months. The proposal calls for Congress to incentivize rehiring workers who were laid off due to the pandemic and support a percent of wages for each worker currently on payroll through the end of the year. The proposal also calls for Congress to provide grants for rent, utilities, mortgage interest, and...

Senator Hawley on House Dems Phase 4 Proposal: “Doesn’t sound like recovery. Sounds like a boondoggle”

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called out House Democrats for proposing over one trillion dollars in new spending for coronavirus relief without including any provisions to protect workers or get them their jobs back, according to Axios reporting. Senator Hawley has proposed a plan to rehire every worker laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic and protect existing jobs.

Senator Hawley Introduces Joint Resolution to Withdraw from WTO

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a joint resolution to withdraw the United States from the World Trade Organization (WTO). Earlier this week, Senator Hawley penned an op-ed in the New York Times calling for the United States to lead the way to abolishing the WTO as the Chinese Communist Party has weaponized the WTO to its benefit at the expense of American workers.

Hawley, Colleagues Urge President Trump To Expand and Extend Immigration Suspension

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to suspend all new guest worker visas for sixty days and to suspend certain categories of new guest worker visas for at least the next year or until unemployment has returned to normal levels.

Senator Hawley to United Airlines: Keep Your Promises to Workers or Give CARES Act Money Back

On the same day United Airlines announced a cut to 15,000 employees’ hours, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz demanding the company reverse the decision or return the generous taxpayer-funded bailout it received from the CARES Act. United’s announcement to employees comes just over a month after they assured employees that they “will not conduct involuntary furloughs or pay cuts in the U.S. before September 30th."

Sen. Hawley Writes to Treasury, SBA: Don’t Let Wall Street Greed Undermine Small Biz Loan Program

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza asking they conduct rigorous oversight of the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program. In the letter Senator Hawley condemns big banks who offered wealthy clients VIP treatment, fast-tracking their applications at the expense of other small businesses who may have applied first.

Senator Hawley Demands SBA Immediately Provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Small Businesses

Following local reports that small business owners have not received Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) from the Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza demanding the funds be distributed as soon as possible. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the SBA must provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses within three days of their application to the EDIL program.

Hawley, Brown Call on Mnuchin to Protect Direct Cash Relief from Predatory Debt Collectors

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in sending a letter to Secretary Mnuchin urging immediate action to ensure Americans receive the full amount of their direct payments provided by Congress in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The letter says Treasury must protect CARES payments from being seized by predatory debt collectors and guarantee that American families get full and immediate direct relief.

Sen. Hawley Outlines Phase 4 Relief Plan: Rehire Workers & Bring Supply Chains Back

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced a new proposal for Phase 4 Coronavirus relief legislation to help get Americans back to work and to position the U.S. economy for a comeback. The proposal includes a major initiative to rehire workers now and keep them on payroll throughout this crisis, new measures to bring critical supply chains back to the United States from overseas and encourage domestic production, and reforms to prevent Wall Street crisis profiteering.